Baltimore as a Canning Capital
Join us at the BCGS library for an in-depth look at Baltimore’s canning industry.
Learn how for one hundred years Baltimore was a major player in the food canning industry, becoming the center of canning in the United States.
More than one hundred packing houses shared space with can-making factories and the homes of thousands of workers.
Come listen to the story of the workers who made canning happen and how they and their children lived and worked.
General Meeting: In-Person
Baltimore native Jack Burkert has worked as a museum educator at the BMI for 12yrs. He graduated from the University of Maryland and spent his career in various educator roles within the Baltimore City School system, Pennsylvania State University, with private employers and in his own consulting firm. Jack’s specialty is his research into the history of Baltimore, its port, businesses, people and immigration.